<P>I was looking into an AGC membership and was wondering if it is worth the $1,600 yearly for subs. Anyone have a membership? There are a few big name roofers in my area that are members. Was wondering if that played a part in their big name.</P>
www.thebluebook.com I get invitations to bid all the time. I don't do new construction so almost never ever bid. Also contact every single bidding GC on a project and submit your bids to them. Sometimes you can contact the architect and ask them who the GC's are.Absolutely. We have been doing a great job keeping up with the big names as far as negotiated jobs go, but are having trouble building relationships with any GC's. Thought public bidding through sites like iSqFt and Dodge would be a great place to start, but we've been submiting bids to anyone and everyone and getting bunk. At this point I don't believe it's an issue of pricing, we've bid a few jobs where our margins were extremely slim just to see what happened after not winning for months and still somehow got under bid. I was just told about the AGC the other day from one of our reps and looked into my states chapter. Thinking about canceling our public bid site accounts and investing into a membership there instead, but I wanted to check the experiences of other subs for that exact reason, if it doesn't lead to solid leads, it just seems like another waste of time and money.
www.thebluebook.com I get invitations to bid all the time. I don't do new construction so almost never ever bid. Also contact every single bidding GC on a project and submit your bids to them. Sometimes you can contact the architect and ask them who the GC's are.
Alot of work to be the low bidder if you ask me.
We have a free listing on the blue book but I've noticed a pattern there in that the plans and specs are almost never uploaded until a few days before the bid is due, so I hardly bid on those projects either. I agree with you there AnyMonkey, it does seem like the person who makes the biggest mistake wins. Maybe public bidding just isn't worth it. Have either of you ever won any public bids?